The 2019 Bettinardi putters have been designed and developed with direct input from the world’s best golfers
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist in precision milled putters and developer of one-piece technology, designed and manufactured in Tinley Park, Illinois, unveils their 2019 putter line with direct input from their winningest year on Tour. The explosive growth and reach of the brand has provided Robert J. Bettinardi and Co. the opportunity to add 4 new state-of-the-art CNC machines to their facility, boosting R&D to new levels, with the end result being Tour proven designs being put into amateur golfers bags. Remaining constant is the brand’s mission to design, 100% precision mill, and assemble their golf equipment in their own manufacturing facility, continuing their reign as one of the only OEM golf companies in the world to produce a 100% Made in USA putter.
The brand-new Studio Stock Series includes the SS2, SS28 Slot Back (Center-Shaft and Arm-Lock option) B, and SS38 models made from the extremely durable 303 stainless steel base metal, and given the softest face milling in the company’s history from new CNC-Machining advancements and techniques perfected over the last 20 years. The end product, the softest face ever milled by Bettinardi, which proved victorious when the Face milling was put into play by Francesco Molinari to win the Claret Jug at Carnoustie this year, following his visit to the brand’s state-of-the-art factory just outside Chicago.
Studio Stock Series
Every model in the new SS Series incorporates the deepest F.I.T (Feel Impact Technology) Face ever produced by the brand – 20% deeper than previous models for an even softer feel at impact and the highly durable 303 Stainless Steel metal, milled from a solid block of steel.
The SS2 makes its way back into the Studio Stock Series, but not without undergoing aesthetic and performance enhancements to make this finely-crafted blade set the standard. Milled from a solid block of 303 stainless steel, the hosel has been positioned slightly forward toward the toe, which gives the SS2 slightly less toe than our traditional blade style putters. The raised shoulders and newly-rounded bumpers distribute great weight displacement for ideal perimeter weighting and a fresh appearance at address.
SS28 Slot Back
The first-ever Studio Stock 28 Slot Back was designed to offer an impressive crossover between blade and mini-mallet. Robert Bettinardi worked with his PGA Tour staff to refine his popular SS28 model by finely milling a slot in the rear flange in order to frame the ball perfectly and allow for maximum forgiveness at impact. The SS28 SB was engineered with a single bend shaft and square profile with greater perimeter weighting and higher MOI characteristics, with feedback from major champions. `
Completing the Studio Stock Series is the SS38, all-new and engineered from the idea to bring a more rounded, compact, cavity-back mallet to the SS line, with high MOI, forgiveness, and easy alignment. A stunning hand-polished platinum finish gives the SS38 a durable and cleaner appearance with its single-bend shaft and minimal toe hang.
All Studio Stock Series putters are completed with a Platinum finish with details hand-painted in a sharp Saphire blue. Paired with a royal blue leather headcover and a Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip, all models come in 33”- 35” length options. The SS2 and standard SS28 features 70° Lie and 3° loft with a 1/4 toe hang; the SS28 ArmLock comes in 71° lie, 5° loft and 1/8 toe hang; the SS28 centre shaft includes 70° lie, 3° loft and 1/2 toe hang; and the SS38 features 70° lie, 3° loft and 1/8 toe hang.
The latest Queen B range includes the re-engineered QB5 and QB6, plus the all-new QB10, and features the exclusive Bettinardi Micro Honeycomb Face milling, allowing for a muted, yet crisp feel at impact for players looking for constant speed and feel. The new putters have been perfected following Tour feedback from the world’s best golfers, along with Robert J. Bettinardi’s discernment over the last thirty years in fine tuning crafting.
Designed to combine performance with stunning looks, the QB5, QB6 and QB10 putters are milled using the finest proprietary blend of soft carbon steel, and are completed with a Champagne Silver finish and Tiffany Blue hand-painted color scheme.
Queen B 5
The Queen B 5 makes its return to the lineup as one of the more sought-after blades Robert Bettinardi has ever produced. Robert has advanced his popular head shape with subtle, yet essential improvements, including cleaner lines, tighter milled radiuses, and softer bumpers. The distinctive appearance of the QB5 is exactly what the Queen B Series stands for with its 362 gram head weight, trademark Micro Honeycomb face milling, and stunning Champagne Silver finish.
Queen B 6
The Queen B 6 putter is for the player seeking an elegant crossover between blade and mallet, with refined characteristics in our latest Queen B Series addition. This soft carbon steel putter features a high toe topline, wide body and flange, and newly crafted one shaft of offset for ideal balance and superior visualization at address. Micro Honeycomb face milling gives even the most discerning players the desired feel and feedback at impact.
Queen B 10
Robert Bettinardi designs and crafts all his putters with the true player in mind, and most importantly from feedback and research from the world’s top golfers. From prototype to reality, the entirely new Queen B 10 is refined for the player seeking a rounded, traditional mallet with softer visual cues and supreme performance benefits with its Micro Honeycomb milled face. Precisely milled to weigh 362 grams, the QB10 features our trademark crescent milled neck for ideal offset and optimal toe hang in a one-piece milled mallet.
“The direct feedback we’ve had from our Tour professionals has been invaluable,” said Sam Bettinardi, Vice President of the brand. “From prototype to reality, the QB10 received so much Tour praise, that we felt we had no choice but to put this model into production. It mixes our Tour winning crescent neck with a new, cleaner and rounded mallet,” he added.
The Queen B range comes paired with a grey leather and Tiffany blue headcover and a Lamkin Deep Etched Cord Grip in 33”- 35” length options. The QB5 features 70° Lie and 3° Loft with a 1/2 toe hang; the QB6 comes in 70° Lie, 3° Loft and 1/8 toe hang; and the QB10 includes 70° Lie, 3° Loft and 1/2 toe hang. The QB6 is also available in a left-handed model.
The new 2019 range is an excellent addition consisting of 8 premium putters (including the SS28 Slot Back in Center Shaft and Arm-Lock), across its other striking series – the award-winning BB Series. Each putter is hand-crafted from a single piece of high-quality milled carbon or stainless steel using hi-tech CNC milling technology and craftsmanship.
“These new putters have been proven on the game’s biggest stage, along with being significantly tested at our headquarters to produce the best range we have ever had,” said Robert Bettinardi, CEO and Founder.
“Moving into our 20th anniversary of production next year, we look back on this year with huge satisfaction thanks to victories across the PGA and European Tours, plus the fantastic Major win. But, we also pride ourselves on producing a range that is suitable for every golfer, from the elite pro to the enthusiastic amateur,” he added.
All 2019 Bettinardi putters come with a distinctive headcover at the following RRP: All Studio Stock Series ($450.00); all Queen Bee models ($400); and all the BB Series ($300).